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(Portland, OR)  --  Portland has a new police chief with the new year.  A swearing-in ceremony was held yesterday for Larry O'Dea, who succeeds the retired Mike Reese.  O'Dea has previously said he wants to focus the police bureau more on community policing and establishing relationships between officers and businesses and neighborhoods.  Police Bureau officials say yesterday's ceremony also included promotions of two assistant chiefs, two commanders, five captains, eight sergeants, one detective, and three non-sworn Police Bureau members.

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  • Purcell Bridge CLOSED through April 2020.
  • ORE 22 remains CLOSED between Idanha and the junction with U.S. 20 (milepost 53-81) following a tanker truck crash that caused a fuel spill yesterday. The road will be closed to thru traffic indefinitely for the clean up of the fuel spill and recovery of the tanker.

 

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